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Tropical storm prompts alerts for South, Gulf

Risk of heavy rain, flash floods and mudslides

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The government has gone on alert for a tropical depression in the South China Sea, expected to enter the Gulf of Thailand this weekend. 

The storm, located about 400 kilometres southeast of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, is moving west slowly at a wind speed of 55kph, the Meteorological Department said.

"We're evaluating the situation," said Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi, who issued warnings against the risk of storm surges (a sudden increase of sea water), flash floods and mudslides.

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